Glad you decided to stick with the thread. The pics have some awesome detail! Very nice! I have to thank you because your posts always serve to break up the day, and remind me that this desk is just a temporary reality. Thanks.
Way too much. I overpaid at 2500 because of lack of offerings in Alberta. In fact me and another member ended up looking at the same unit. Also a 30 year old Starcraft. It needed significant work. I am into it for 3500 with new canvas, fantastic fan, and some roof repair.
I have a used Starcraft, 1985 model. Its old, wood, wood frame. I replaced the canvas, removed the fridge and overhead storage above the sink counter. Removed the old inverter/converter combo. Rebuilt the roof, and other items. The price was right, new these things are nuts for what you get...
Congrats on the new truck and camper. Someone mentioned your emotion when discussing the Renegade, I could also tell you seemed unhappy with it. Glad you made the change, and bought a Ford to haul that camper, hope it treats you and the dogs well.
My buddy sports a 2006 F450 with a deck. He carrys a top model Arctic Fox with slides. Tows a 30 foot enclosed toybox behind it. The truck is a built 6.0 and is flawless, tows like nobody's business, awesome mileage. The two hour drive we make to camp I will use a full tank, he will use 1/8...
Another oldie. 1990's F250-7.5l, 5 speed. Sas'd. Rear disc brake conversion. 38x14.50 Toyo MT's, 4.56 with a Detroit in the rear. Homemade trailer with an older Starcraft 1980's. New canvas all around. Me and my wife really like this. It was a nice upgrade from sleeping under a topper...
Check out axle stands. For garages. They usually have tri-pod design with threaded shaft that can be raised or lowered with a big wingnut type handle. Don't know if you can get 30" out of one tho. They have varying heights.
I cannot remember the amazon link. My apologies. I have since been distracted with many other things on the rig. The HECO works well enough for now, properly adjusted it goes up and down with two fingers on the crank.
Just a few miles north of you my friend. Alberta, new gov. just making a mess of this province. I might have to start coming back to Montana, the people sure are awesome and less government fingers in my recreation time.
Just another pic. So many cool trucks. The government where I live is trying to close the slopes of our mountains to random camping so they can install concrete campgrounds and reserve sites. Very sad.